Sunday, February 28, 2016

Yet another year I'm not watching the Oscars

Today is the day Hollywood is giving out its biggest awards, with that big show on TV. I'm not watching it, for several reasons.

First, I haven't actually seen any of the nominated movies. I don't get out to the movies much, in part because I spent the last several years taking care of an elderly relative until she died about a year ago. There was a lot of time to watch movies on TCM, but no time to go out to the movie theater. Never mind that where I live generally only has the mall mutliplexes, so lots of comic-book themed movies and other blockbusters and less of the stuff that gets Oscar-nominated.

After I went back to work, it's at a job working the early shift, which means I get up every morning at 4:30 AM. No big deal, except that it makes staying up late something I don't normally do. There's no way I'm staying up to midnight to see which movie won the big prize.

Even if I did care, I'd really only want to watch the overlong awards shows for the annual "parade of the dead", or the memorial tribute to those who died since the previous awards show. I don't feel like sitting through the musical numbers or the interminable commercial breaks. I feel bad for the people at the event who have to sit through all this stuff.

Finally, this year, I wouldn't be looking forward to all the jellybean-counting speeches there are likely to be from people who claim to be concerned about so-called "diversity", where "diversity" is really represented by the acronym "LETELU": "Looks exotic; thinks exactly like us".

1 comment:

Wendell Ottley said...

LETELU...sad, but accurate.